The relationship between nutritional status and lifestyle with risk of early menarche among adolescent

Iqlima Dwi Kurnia, Ni Ketut Alit Armini, Stefani Amanda Rosiardani

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Introduction: Early menarche is one of the major of concern in reproductive health, and affects a large number of women throughout their reproductive life from early adolescent. Early menarche is an important indicator of sexual and reproductive health. The aim of this research was to explain the relation between nutritional status and lifestyle with early menarche case in-adolescent in Surabaya. Method: The research design used was cross sectional. The study population consisted of 232 early-adolescent. The study sample totaled 145 early adolescents based on Purposive sampling with a study period of 2 months. The independent variables were nutritional status and lifestyle, while the dependent variable was early menarch. The data collection method used was a questionnaire sheet filled out by the adolescents and BMI measurement. The statistical analysis used Spearman rho (α ≤ 0, 05). Results: The results showed that nutritional status and lifestyle were positively related to early menarche in early-adolescents (p = 0.000). Discussion: Overweight nutritional status or high BMI and unhealthy lifestyle will tend to experience early menarche. Early menarche can lead to a premature menapouse as well, the risk of heart and bone disorders.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)479-483
Number of pages5
JournalJournal of Global Pharma Technology
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - 2020


  • Early menarche
  • Early-adolescent
  • Lifestyle
  • Nutritional status


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